Expert Treatment for Allergy-Induced Wheezing in Indianapolis
Wheezing is a common symptom of asthma, but it may also be present in individuals without lung disease and can have a variety of causes. Wheezing caused by allergies has the same sound as wheezing caused by asthma or other illnesses. It is characterized by a whistling noise, usually noticeable when breathing in. The sound is made when the bronchial tubes narrow due to inflammation or phlegm. At Adult Pediatric Allergy Specialists our goal is to help Indianapolis patients reduce airway inflammation, allergy symptoms and wheezing to improve overall health.
Causes & Solutions
Effective allergy wheezing treatment begins with identifying the cause. While many wheeze due to lung diseases, some patients have no obvious underlying issue and need a thorough evaluation to pinpoint the triggers. In addition to listening to your breathing, the doctor will test your lung capacity. A blood test or additional allergy testing is helpful in some instances. Seasonal and food allergies may cause anything from mild breathing issues to severe problems, such as anaphylaxis. Acute bronchitis and chronic lung conditions are both potential triggers. Your doctor will develop a plan that includes immediate solutions, such as an inhaled bronchodilator, as well as long-term management strategies, such as inhaled corticosteroids, antihistamines and asthma medications. Allergy immunotherapy may help some patients decrease their immune response and lung reactions.
We Offer Compassionate Care for Our Patients
For comprehensive respiratory care for the entire family and solutions to your allergy and breathing troubles, trust our Indianapolis office team. Give us a call today at 317-851-9311 to schedule an appointment, and let us help you breathe easier.